Abington -Jefferson Health's Women and Children's Services is pleased to offer our Staying Abreast Lactation Conference: Caring for Breastfeeding Families in Our Diverse Population.
April 14, 2020
7:15 am- 4:30 pm
Zaslow Auditorium/Frobese Conference Center/Lenfest Pavilion
1200 Old York Road, Abington, Pa 19001
Registration is required. Registration closes 4/11/2020.
Jefferson Health employees $25.
$125 per person- Early Bird Registration- save $25- Discount through 2/29/2020 by using the promo code Abreast25.
Registration/Continental Breakfast from 7:15 am-7:45 am
Catered boxed lunch provided
Applied for nursing contact hours and CERPs.Nursing Credit Designation
The continuing education nursing activity is being hosted by Abington-Jefferson Health Nursing education. All continuing education will be provided by Abington-Jefferson Health Nursing Education. Abington-Jefferson Health Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs)
Application for Continuing Education Recognition Points has been submitted to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
Our speakers and their lecture topics will include:
Diane Spatz PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
· Same Sex Mothers and Their Lactation and Breastfeeding Experience. 60 minutes
· Helping Families Reach Their Personal Breastfeeding Goals (discussion of Article- The Influence of Islamic Traditions on Breastfeeding Beliefs and Practices Among African-American Muslims in West Philadelphia: A Mixed Methods Study) 90 minutes
· Pasteurized Donor Human Milk (PDHM) and Informal Milk Sharing. 60 minutes
Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA
· LGBTQIA+: Ethics of Inclusive Care for All Lactating Parents. 90 minutes
· Avoiding Legal and Ethical Jeopardy in Breastfeeding Support: An Ethics and Equity Game Show. 90 minutes
About Our Speakers:Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN is a Professor of Perinatal Nursing & the Helen M. Shearer Professor of Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing sharing a joint appointment as a nurse scientist in lactation the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the clinical coordinator of the CHOP Mothers’ Milk Bank.
Dr. Spatz is an active researcher, clinician, and educator who is internationally recognized for her work surrounding the use of human milk and breastfeeding particularly in vulnerable populations. Dr. Spatz has been PI or co-investigator on over 45 research grants, included several from the NIH. She has authored and co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications and written numerous book chapters related to human milk and breastfeeding. Dr. Spatz has authored or co-authored position statements for the International Lactation Consultant Association, the Association of Women’s Health Obstetric & Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN), the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. She has also written the clinical practice guidelines on human milk and breastfeeding for AHWONN and SPN as well as a technical brief for the USAID on human milk and breastfeeding in developing countries.
In 2004, Dr. Spatz develop her 10 step model for human milk and breastfeeding in vulnerable infants. This model has been implemented in NICUs throughout the United States and other countries worldwide (Thailand, India, China, Mexico, Japan). Dr. Spatz has been named a prestigious “Edge Runner” for the American Academy of Nursing related to the development and outcomes of her model. Her nurse driven models of care are critical in improving human milk & breastfeeding outcomes and thus the health of women and children globally. Dr. Spatz is the only PhD prepared nurse appointed to the Congressional Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women. Dr. Spatz has also been appointed to a World Health Organization Task Force on human milk and milk banking globally.
Dr. Spatz is also the recipient of numerous awards including: the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, the Research Utilization Award from Sigma Theta Tau International and from the University of Pennsylvania: the Dean’s Award for Exemplary Professional Practice, the Expert Alumni Award and the Family and Community Department’s Academic Practice Award She is also the recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Spatz received the Distinguished Lang Award for her impact on scholarship, policy & practice.
In 2019, Dr. Spatz received AWHONN’s Distinguished Researcher Award and has been named Nurse of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
In the university portion of her job, she teaches an entire semester course on breastfeeding and human lactation to undergraduate nursing students and in the hospital portion of her job, she developed the Breastfeeding Resource Nurse program. Dr. Spatz is Immediate Past Chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Expert Panel on Breastfeeding and their representative to the United States Breastfeeding Committee. Dr. Spatz is also a member of the International Society for Researchers in Human Milk & Lactation.
Liz Brooks is a private practice International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and licensed lawyer, with expertise in criminal, ethics, advocacy, and administrative law. Liz offers in-home lactation consultations, and bedside care in a large Baby-Friendly-designated hospital. She has been a leader in organizations for IBCLCs, breastfeeding
promotion, and non-profit human milk banking. She authored the only text book on legal and ethical issues for the IBCLC, and writes on health care ethics, equity, and conflict-of-interest in several books, blogs, and peer-reviewed journals. She is a popular international conference speaker, offering practical tips with wit and wisdom for anyone who works with lactating and human milk-using families. Liz self-identifies as a cisgender hetero white woman with unearned privilege, and uses she/her/hers pronouns.